Danny Vinik

U.S. Not Closing the Gap on Educational Attainment

President Barack Obama wants 60 percent of adults in the U.S. to have college degrees by 2020. If today’s new figures from the Department of Education are any indication, the U.S. isn’t going to come close to that goal. The administration released new state-by-state numbers of college attainment for 25-34 year olds today and while… Read more »

Using Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages Is a Bad Idea

The idea of using eminent domain to help homeowners who own property worth less than the value of their mortgages, has become more and more popular in the past couple of weeks. Eminent domain allows the government to seize an individual’s property at market value if it is used for the public’s benefit. The Founders… Read more »

The Next Step for Penn State

Jurors found former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse on Friday, with the charges carrying a minimum of 60 years in prison. The 68-year-old Sandusky will almost certainly be in jail the rest of his life. With Sandusky’s trial over, the focus will… Read more »

Ron Paul Fails to Lead on Social Security

Ron Paul has repeatedly declared that Social Security is unconstitutional. Apparently, that is not enough to stop him from collecting it though, as Paul revealed Wednesday that he receives social security benefits. Here’s how Paul justified it: Just as I use the post office, I use government highways, I use the banks, I use the… Read more »

Nick Lachey, Todd Palin, and Wesley Clark Do Reality TV

Singer Nick Lachey has had quite a career on television. It started in 2003 with Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, which aired 41 episodes revolving around the (dysfunctional) marriage between Lachey and Jessica Simpson (they divorced in 2006). Next, in 2007, he was one of the choir directors on NBC’s Clash of the Choirs and hosted… Read more »